Health Care Providers and Services


  • FACTBOX-Paying for Sovaldi in the United States Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    *Commercial insurers and Medicare Part D providers such as Express Scripts accounted for 90 percent of the more than $2 billion spent on Sovaldi in the United States during the first quarter, according to Gilead.

  • May 23- Gentiva Health Services Inc said it adopted a poison pill, more than a week after the home healthcare services provider rejected a $533- million hostile bid from hospital operator Kindred Healthcare Inc.. Gentiva rejected Kindred's $14- per-share offer on May 15, saying it undervalued the company.

  • PERM, Russia, May 22- At the foot of the Ural Mountains stands a symbol of how even the best intentions in Russia can enable well-connected individuals to bleed money from the state. The hospital's chain-smoking director, Sergei Sukhanov, loves his new facility, the Federal Centre for Cardiovascular Surgery, which has beds for 167 patients.

  • Credit alert! Unpaid medical bills hurt scores Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 2:07 PM ET

    New research from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau concludes that medical bills are unfairly lowering credit scores.

  • AstraZeneca Chair: Shareholders, 'vote me away' Monday, 19 May 2014 | 11:14 AM ET

    As AstraZeneca's shares slid following its rejection of Pfizer's new bid, the company's chairman said he was "reasonably confident" it was the right decision.

  • NEW YORK, May 16- American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust Inc is in exclusive talks to buy Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II Inc, a deal that could value the healthcare real-estate investment trust at around $3.7 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • May 15- Consumers who purchased new health plans from Blue Shield of California have sued the insurer, claiming they were misled into thinking the insurance would cover their desired doctors and hospitals.

  • *Offers $14/ shr in cash and stock, 64 pct premium. May 15- Hospital operator Kindred Healthcare Inc went hostile with its $533 million offer for Gentiva Health Services Inc on Thursday, after Gentiva rejected the bid saying it expected to generate more value as a standalone provider of home healthcare services.

  • May 15- Kindred Healthcare Inc said it offered to buy home healthcare services company Gentiva Health Services Inc for $533 million, but the bid was rejected by Gentiva as it expects to generate more value as a stand-alone company.

  • 2 Florida health workers ill after exposed to MERS Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 11:43 AM ET
    This undated electron microscope image made available by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Rocky Mountain Laboratories shows a novel coronavirus particle, also known as the MERS virus.

    Hospital officials say one of two healthcare workers exposed to the deadly MERS virus has been hospitalized.

  • May 6- Hospital operator Community Health Systems Inc reported a first-quarter net loss on Tuesday, reflecting the costs of acquiring smaller rival Health Management Associates.

  • April 29- Mortgage and life insurer Genworth Financial Inc reported a better-than-expected rise in quarterly profit, helped by a near-doubling in income from its long-term care insurance business. Genworth, spun off from General Electric Co a decade ago, had years ago written generous long-term care policies offering long periods of coverage.

  • April 29- Pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts Holding Co on Tuesday posted a lower-than-expected first-quarter profit and decreased its earnings forecast for full-year 2014, saying adjusted prescription volume would be less than it had anticipated. Express Scripts shares fell 6 percent in extended trading.

  • LONDON, April 16- The European Medicines Agency warned on Wednesday that vials of Roche's breast cancer drug Herceptin, thought to have been stolen from hospitals in Italy, have been tampered with and reintroduced into the supply chain. In a separate statement Roche said that counterfeit Herceptin has been discovered in Britain, Finland and Germany.

  • April 14- China- focused hospital operator Chindex International Inc received a buyout offer of $23 per share, higher than the $19.50 offered by Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Group and private equity firm TPG in February. Chindex, which runs the United Family Healthcare hospitals in China, did not name the new bidder.

  • March 29- Gilead Sciences Inc, under fire for pricing a new hepatitis C drug at $1,000 a pill, has discount agreements with a number of health insurers, a company executive said in an interview.

  • Treasury Secretary Jack Lew was running a mild fever and will stay in the hospital overnight on Tuesday after treatment for a benign enlarged prostate, a Treasury spokesperson said.

  • How Obamacare's making a $5.6 billion problem worse Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 2:23 PM ET

    Criminal attacks on health-care providers increased dramatically—up 100 percent since 2010. And Obamacare may make it worse, according to a new study.

  • Managing family care online     Friday, 24 Jan 2014 | 10:25 AM ET

    Care.com debuted on the NYSE today, Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Care.com founder & CEO, explains their business of finding and managing family care.

  • Doctors, hospitals brace for Obamacare confusion Wednesday, 1 Jan 2014 | 9:57 AM ET

    Hospitals and medical practices are preparing for confusion and hassles as new insurance plans under President Obama's healthcare law take effect.